Michigan State University
Eastern Michigan University Teaching Certification (Other)
First, I'll tell you a little bit about my educational background. I have a teaching license from Michigan where I am certified to teach all social studies and history in Middle School and High School. I have a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. I have worked with students in both Middle and High School. I also spent several years as a horse trainer teaching riding and horse management and handling skills.
More important than myself, is the learner!!
1 - I want to know you! What are you good at? What do you like?
2 - I want get to know exactly what you want to improve.
3 - I learn what barriers you are encountering: Is it the content? The reading? Writing? Math concepts?
4 - I love discovering how you learn best! Is it listening, watching, interacting, images? For example, I know that when I have an image associated with some historical fact, I can remember the facts much better.
5 - Together, we set up a specific learning plan which outlines learning objectives and how exactly we are going to meet those objectives.
6 - Then we have a great time getting to the learning goals we have met!
Learning can be fun, interesting and rewarding!
I look forward to meeting you!
First, I'll tell you a little bit about my educational background. I have a teaching license from Michigan where I am certified to teach all social studies and history in Middle School and High School. I have a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in education from Eastern Michigan
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I love history! American history is crucial in understanding who we are as a nation today and in becoming a productive, positive citizen.
There are so many ways to learn about history. In any give time period, there is always something that interests a student. For example, a student might be interested in the Fashion of the 1920s or the music of the 1950s. A student can begin investigating that interest and expand from there to understand important concepts from that time period.
Power points, collages, on-line webquests and interactive projects are all ways to inquire and learn about history. When active learning is combined with personal interest, history becomes fun!
In order to understand history, economics, politics, current events and who you are....you need to know WHERE you are!
Geography is by far one of my favorite subjects. Through learning geography, you learn about history, economics, different cultures, ecology and so much more!
While it is so much more than map, they are great too! Map reading is a skill that applies to every day life as well as to being an educated person. You can discover so much about a place through learning how to read maps.
There is a whole variety of exciting, fun and interactive ways to approach geography. There are any number of interactive websites that engage active learning. And geography is especially meaningful when it is tied in to history, politics, music, culture and art!